Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters

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Leicester City face Atletico Madrid in Champions League quarters

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane commented on Friday that he thinks Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich, now under the guidance of former Spanish capital club coach Carlo Ancelotti, is evenly balanced.

Yes, Carlo Ancelotti, the man who won La Decima for Real Madrid, will meet Zinedine Zidane in the technical area, a man who added the club's 11th Champions League title just previous year.

After trumping Manchester City, AS Monaco are now set to do battle with the might of German giants Borussia Dortmund following the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday afternoon.

Leicester, which is making its debut in the tournament by virtue of winning the Premiership last season, is the only team in the draw that has never played in a Champions League final.

The first legs will be played on April 11-12, with the return games on April 18-19, and the final takes place at Cardiff's Principality Stadium on Saturday, June 3. I've watched it again and it isn't just him.

Juventus will host the first leg against Barcelona and the second will see their full back Dani Alves return to the Nou Camp where the Brazilian made 247 appearances in eight years.

Leicester created history as they reached the quarter-finals of Champions League for the very first time. They've been drawn against Ligue 1 side AS Monaco in the quarterfinals that begin on April 11/12.

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"The tie pits Leicester against one of the most consistent European teams of recent years", says The Guardian.

"All football fans in the world can look forward to it".

While former Real Madrid and current Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso spoke after the draw, saying, "It will be a great tie". We will face a great team with many good players. "It's a fascinating tie".

Since coach Craig Shakespeare replaced the Italian, the Foxes have won three consecutive matches. "We know that it will be an even more hard game than others we have. These [occasions] are very exciting for me".

Despite arriving from Benfica in a big-money transfer worth £13.1 (S$22.6m), he had to played second fiddle to Miguel Angel Moya until the Spaniard got injured during a Champions League round-of-16 tie against Leverkusen in 2015.

"You must remember it is the players who will be on the pitch", he said.

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